Feb. 1, 2005— How do children‘s relationships with siblings affect their overall social development? Family researcher Susan McHale, professor of human development at Pennsylvania State University, will discuss her research on the impact of sibling relationships on family dynamics at the Vanderbilt Kennedy Center for Research on Human Development Thursday, Feb. 3, at 4 p.m.
Jan. 14, 2005— How can the behaviors of low-income first-time mothers be changed to improve the lives of at-risk newborns? David Olds, professor of pediatrics, psychiatry and preventative medicine at the University of Colorado Health Center, will speak about simple strategies that make a positive difference in the lives of these mothers and their children at the Vanderbilt Kennedy Center for Research on Human Development Thursday, Jan. 20, at 4 p.m.
Vanderbilt Kennedy Center guest speaker to discuss new possibilities for early identification and intervention for learning disabilities
Apr. 6, 2004—Do dyslexia, ADHD and speech and language disorders occur jointly in some children because of a shared genetic cause? Bruce Pennington, Ph.D., a world-renowned geneticist, will address this question in a lecture in the series on development and developmental disabilities on Thursday, April 8, at 4 p.m. at the Vanderbilt Kennedy Center for Research on Human Development.
Feb. 17, 2004—Are violent people born that way, or are they products of their environments? Terrie Moffitt, professor of psychology at the University of Wisconsin and King's College, London, will discuss the role genetics plays in antisocial behavior on Thursday, March 4, at 4 p.m. at the Vanderbilt Kennedy Center for Research on Human Development.
Dec. 1, 2003—How much do babies understand about the world around them? More than we ever expected, Harvard researcher and national expert on infant development Elizabeth Spelke discovered. Spelke will discuss infant development and what it reveals about the origins of human knowledge in her lecture Thursday, Dec. 4, at 4 p.m. at the Vanderbilt Kennedy Center for Research on Human Development.